Coach 3: Canopy Piloting

Coach 3: Canopy Piloting


  • Coach advanced canopy control programs
  • Mentor aspiring Coach 3s
  • Be recognized within CSPA (and on website) as a subject matter expert


  • Attend two recognized (2-day) training courses or programs
  • Collect recommendations from two SSE/DZOs verifying reputation as a subject matter expert
  • Participate in two judged events or competitions (e.g. Nations, Provincials, FLCPA, CRCPL, Pro circuit, regional meets)
  • Coach 2 certified for a minimum of two years
  • 500 jumps on a high performance canopy
  • GCI certified
  • Proof of ability to teach a group
  • Submit lesson plan with portfolio
  • Verification by DZSO of safety oriented attitude
  • Final Exam (coaching & teaching)

Currency Requirements

  • Teach 2 courses in two years consisting of 10 candidates or proof of intensive training or ten one-on-one candidates trained.
  • 100 high performance canopy landings in previous 12 months